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PENTAX Firmware Update Software for OptioX
optio X
Downloading of Firmware
Latest OptioX Firmware Update
April, 2005
Thank you for using a PENTAX OptioX digital camera.
PENTAX wishes to announce the release of Firmware Update Software Version 1.01 for OptioX.
Firmware in this document is the software that runs inside digital cameras.

Changes to V1.01
  1. Improved auto focus performance.
  2. Fixes a problem when change the image folder name from the standard to the date
  • Only OptioX users are permitted to download the firmware update.
    Name PENTAX Firmware Update Software for OptioX
    Registered name ox_e101w.exe ( For Windows 829 Kbytes)
    ox_e101m.hqx ( For Mac 984 Kbytes)
    Applied product OptioX ( Version 1.00 )
    To check the version number, turn your camera on while holding down the MENU button. The version number will appear in the center of the LCD screen.
    Updated firmware file For Windows : LHA self-extract file
    For Mac : BinHex type
    Release date 2005/04/20

Preparation of update

    *Blank, formatted SD card (8MB or more)
    *USB cable I-USB7
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card by connecting the camera directly to your computer.
    *PC card reader or a computer with a PC card slot
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card using a memory card reader / writer.
    *Please use the provided rechargeable lithium-ion battery (D-LI8) when updating Firmware.
    Make sure that rechargeable lithium-ion battery should be fully charged. If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the camera will become inoperable. If this happens, a charge will be made for repairs even if within the warranty period.

Download the updated firmware file
    Download the update file.
    For Windows : ox_e101w.exe --- 829 Kbytes, LHA type, self-extracting files
    For Macintosh : ox_e101m.hqx --- 984 Kbytes, BinHex type, StuffIt Expander is required to extract the file For download the StuffIt Expander, please visit the URL below.

Extract downloaded file
    The following two files will be generated once the downloaded file is extracted by double-clicking.
    readme.txt: The text file that explained update procedure in details.
    Fwdc128p.bin: This is the updated firmware.

Copy fwdc128p.bin file to SD card
    After formatting the SD card, copy the aforementioned fwdc128p.bin file to the route directory of the SD card.
Update Firmware
    Please read the readme.txt file attached to the firmware update before updating the firmware.


  1. Microsoft Windows Me/2000/XP Version

    Download of Microsoft WindowsMe/2000/XP Version software is here.

  2. Mac OS Version

    Download of Mac OS Version software is here.
  • PENTAX is a trademark of RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
  • Optio is a trademark of RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
  • All other brands or product names trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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